Turns out, the last time I did a rebuild was way back in 2007. It’s been long overdue if you ask me. Not that I didn’t have fun building my old home-grown system with Django and friends. But I’ve been increasingly using other systems for connecting (Delicious, Twitter, Tumblr, FriendFeed, Facebook) and wishing for a way of pulling them together. Or having a common base. Or a common launching point. Actually, I don’t know what to call it yet. It’s a cloud! Sometimes I want an umbrella, sometimes I want a big bucket.
I’ve been doing web dev for a very long time but, surprisingly, have very little exposure to PHP. So I’ll be jumping right in with WordPress and security concerns and warts and all the rest. I’ve been partial to a particular way of presenting archives and tags that I haven’t yet found in the WordPress world so maybe that’ll be my first project.
You shouldn’t have to do anything about the feed url(s). Smooth transition over to Feedburner.
Still working on redirects for the old articles. Reminds me I need to actually figure out a way of importing them….
The last time I used server software I didn’t write myself was many years ago, so long ago I don’t even remember the name of it. It was Ruby and Rails however; does that narrow it down? I’m looking forward to WordPress. Plugin community is pretty strong, built-in commenting, spam prevention, every possible theme imaginable. So we’ll see.